My Bookmarx 06/12/2011
12 يونيو 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Egypt: Human Rights Reform an Urgent Priority | Human Rights Watch
Egypt’s transition to a democracy that respects the rule of law and human rights is at risk unless the military transition government carries out a number of immediate human rights reforms, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) should lift the state of emergency and repeal the Emergency Law, ensure the prosecution of security officials responsible for serious abuses, repeal laws that restrict free expression, association and assembly, and end trials of civilians before military tribunals, Human Rights Watch said.
Human Rights Watch has interviewed 16 men and women who testified that military officers tortured, beat, and whipped them – and sometimes tortured them with electroshocks – in Cairo on March 6, in Lazoughli Square, and on March 9, in the grounds of the Egyptian Museum, adjacent to Tahrir Square.
Human Rights Watch also has obtained and reviewed statements of four women arrested with other protesters on March 9, who described how they were detained at a military base and how military personnel subjected seven detained women to virginity tests on March 10. A military official confirmed to CNN on May 30 that the military had performed the virginity tests, which constitute unlawful assault under both Egyptian and international law.
The Co-operative Advantage | CoopZone
Co-operatives and credit unions are community-based organizations that care not only about the bottom lines of their businesses, but also about the needs of their members and the quality of life in their communities.
مش هنسلم مش هنبيع .. دم مريم مش هيضيع « تضامـــن
رمضان، ولكن المشهد الأخير الدامي منه كان في شارع الجمهورية بمدينة المنصورة .. بتحريض رجل شرطة وعلى مرمى بصر المحافظة. فارقت مريم عبد الغفار حواس الحياة وهي في بدايات الأربعينيات، تحلم بتشغيل الشركة التي عملت بها لعشرين عام، وتنتظر حقوقها التي ينكروها عليها، على أمل أن تكتمل فرحتها بخطوبة ابنها التي تستعد لها. فما حكاية مريم وزميلاتيها الراقدتان الآن غرفة العناية المركزة بمستشفى الطوارئ
Counter-Power and the Arab Spring
The Arab Spring, the succession of popular uprisings still underway in places like Libya and Syria, has changed the way people around the world think about relationships of power. Where political authority had, to many, appeared to be a monolithic, immovable pillar at the foundation of society, it now seems somewhat more impermanent.
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